FMI Add-in for Microsoft Excel® enables steady-state and dynamic simulation of physical models integrated in a spread sheet environment. Batch-simulations and parameter sweeps are accessible through easy to use functions that enable users to quickly get up to speed with sophisticated model analyses.
High-fidelity physical models are valuable tools to assess system level performance and robustness in the product development design process. Parameter sweeps and sensitivity analysis can provide information and insight of the impact of component variation on system behaviour early in the design cycle. Spread sheets then provide a convenient environment to rapidly obtain design space exploration data from physical models.
The FMI Add-in for Excel® links state of the art Modelica-compliant tools, including Dymola and SimulationX, to Microsoft Excel® through the FMI standard. Inputs and parameters of models imported into Excel® are conveniently configured by standard spread sheet operations.
- Import and simulation of Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs) in Microsoft Excel®
- Parameter sweeps and sensitivity analysis
- Parallel computations on multi-core platforms
- Batch simulation and design space exploration
- Support for FMI for Model Exchange 1.0 (initialization of models)
- Support for FMI for Co-Simulation 1.0 (initialization and dynamic simulation)
The Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) is an open standard for exchange of compiled models, targeting tool interoperability and model reuse. The FMI technology is adopted by a large number of open source and commercial tools enabling easy exchange of compiled models. Several tools support export of FMI models and more are following. For a complete list see the Functional Mock-up Interface home page.